Veterans Day freebies

Free admission
9/11 Memorial and Museum (New York, NY)
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during a special five-day Salute to Service from Saturday, November 7 through Wednesday, November 11. A series of events and special programs will be available on the memorial for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. Throughout our tribute, veterans will receive free museum admission. Veterans will also receive up to two 50 percent off museum tickets for family members during Military Family Appreciation on November 7 and November 8.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)
Veterans and military personnel who show valid service ID receive free admission on November 11, 2016.

Battleship New Jersey (Camden, NJ) (awaiting 2016 info)
Veterans Day ceremony aboard the battleship at 11am on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Free ceremony, featuring speakers, live music and wreath presentation on the ship's forecastle. Free tours to all vets on Veterans Day from 9:30am to 3pm.

Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Active duty receive one complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and veterans qualify for 50% discount on single-day tickets or on annual passes for up to five direct dependents.

Join us on Veterans Day as we honor those who serve in the military. An afternoon march and ceremony honoring America’s veterans highlights the day.

Des Moines Botanical Center (Des Moines, IA)
Veterans receive free admission to the Des Moines Botanical Center in honor of Veterans Day!

Harley-Davidson Museum (Milwaukee, WI)
On November 11-13 Harley-Davidson Museum® will offer free Museum entry for all active military, veterans and their families*. Harley-Davidson has always been on the front line – right next to the troops. The first American to enter Germany after World War I did so on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Learn more about H-D’s military involvement during the Military Gallery Talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop offer a military discount every day.
*Free entry with valid Military or Veterans ID for 1 additional adult and up to 4 children 18 years old or younger.

Killington Resort (Killington, VT)
All active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military who visit Killington will receive a complimentary lift ticket on Veterans Day and Memorial Day (if open for skiing and riding), plus are eligible to receive a free Killington/Pico Express Card.

At Killington Resort, free skiing and snowboarding for retired and enlisted military personnel is a Veterans Day tradition. This November, Killington builds on that tradition by offering free lodging to service members who choose to spend the holiday on snow, in addition to complimentary 1-day lift tickets. Killington also offers free Express Cards for service members all season long.

Knotts Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)
Military Tribute Days are November 1 - 18 and November 28 - December 16
Active, Retired or Veteran U.S. Military Personnel may receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest (maximum of 2 complimentary admissions will be issued.) Additional admission tickets may be purchased by the Military I.D. holder at a discounted rate. Discounted admission tickets are also available for purchase at local military bases.

Newseum (Washington,DC)
Newseum is offering free admission to active duty and retired members of the United States military, plus one guest. The promotion will begin on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, and continue through Sunday, Nov. 13.

New York Historical Society (New York, NY)
Free admission Friday, November 11, 2016.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma, WA)
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission on Nov. 11, 12, and 13 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. 

Riverbanks Zoo (Columbia, SC)
Active duty and retired military personnel with a military ID card receive free admission in honor of Veterans Day.

Roger Williams Park Zoo (Providence, RI)
Roger Williams Park Zoo salutes the men and women who serve our nation this Veterans Day with free admission for veterans and members of our armed forces, as well as half price admission for up to three immediate family members (spouse and children).

Sunset Zoo (Manhattan, KS)
On Veterans Day all guests receive free admission in honor of American soldiers and their families.

The Queen Mary (Long Beach, CA)
The Queen Mary is proud to offer free admission to to active service members of the armed forces, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members. 

USACE-operated recreation areas
news release
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA)
Free zoo admission on Veterans Day for active duty military, veterans and their spouses.

World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA)
All active duty, reserves and retired members of the Armed Forces will receive complimentary admission to the World of Coca-Cola.

Zoo Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
On Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2016, veteran, active-duty, retired and reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces enjoy FREE admission and $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests.

Be sure to visit Operation We Are Here's exclusive listing of organizations that offer free vacation and recreational opportunities for military veterans and their families ALL YEAR LONG! - LINK

Free bowling - Big Als (Beaverton, OR)
Veterans and active duty military enjoy FREE bowling ALL DAY LONG Friday, November 11th at Big Al’s!

Free bowling - Brunswick Zone (Lowell, MA)
We’re offering free bowling to all veterans! All veterans with valid military ID are eligible for: 2 free games, shoes included. All day, Wednesday November 11th.

Free car wash - Grace for Vets
Grace For Vets is a united front of car wash operators that provide a FREE CAR WASH to veterans & service personnel each year on November 11 to honor their past and present service to their country.

The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to ALL veterans and service personnel.

Free dental care - Breton Gardens Family Dentistry (Kentwood, MI)
Veterans Smile Day November 11, 2016 - 7:30am - 5:30pm
Breton Gardens Family Dentistry will be providing a limited amount of appointment vouchers to eligible patients. Potential patients must call the office to pre-register. At this time the patient will be asked to answer a few basic health questions and provide some sort of proof of previous military service to verify eligibility. We will be providing services such as cleanings, x-rays, exams, fillings, extractions, and denture repairs. To pre-register please call our office at 616 455-0720. You must be registered by noon on Friday November 4 to receive an appointment voucher. 

Free dental care - ISAAC Knapp Dental Hygienists’ Association (Fort Wayne, IN)
ISAAC Knapp Dental Hygienists’ Association will provide dental exams, x-ray and cleaning to veterans from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The first 120 vets who have proof of service will be scheduled beginning at 8 a.m. Appointments are set to last about an hour, but that depends on the individual needs.

Free gym access and free training class - UFC Gym (awaiting 2016 info)
In support and appreciation to all veterans and active duty military as well as their families, UFC GYM® is giving them VIP status for five days beginning on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. UFC GYM, known for its unique Train Different™ approach, which fuses mixed martial arts with state-of-the-art equipment and traditional fitness, is offering free total gym access to all veterans and active duty military as well as their families from November 11-15 at participating UFC GYMs.

Additionally, UFC GYM is offering a special Basic Training themed Daily Ultimate Training™ (DUT) class on Saturday, November 14. 

For the special Basic Training themed DUT class, space is limited and participation may vary, so attendees are encouraged to contact their local club for more information.  

Free haircut - Great Clips
Stop in for a haircut at any Great Clips in the U.S. on Friday, November 11, and you’ll receive a free haircut card to gift to a veteran. Veterans can also visit any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use later.  

Free haircut - Hair Cuttery
news release
This Veterans Day 2016, Hair Cuttery is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

For every adult haircut purchased on Veterans Day, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in communities local to Hair Cuttery’s almost 900 locations. In each market, Hair Cuttery will partner with local veterans' organizations to reach those in need through the donation of haircut certificates. 

Free lodging - (bed and breakfasts)
The Salute Our Heroes specials celebrate the active and retired military, vets and their loved ones; offering a free night of stay on Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance Day (Canada) – all other Salute Our Heroes room-rate specials can run year round. Please provide the innkeeper with proof of service when checking in. Finally, some much needed R&R (Rest & Recognition)!

Free lodging - B&Bs for Vets (bed and breakfasts)
Over the past few years hundreds of B&B’s and inns across the United States and Canada have offered active and retired veterans free lodging for one night on or around Veteran’s Day. This program was started by Kathleen Panek, a West Virginia Innkeeper, and was appropriately named B&Bs for Vets. This year, the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) will manage, coordinate and publicize the B&Bs for Vets program to honor our hard working military in partnership with organizations including the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII),,.’s Salute Our Military Offers, and

All innkeepers have been asked to participate in the 2015 B&Bs for Vets program by offering a Vets-PrescottPinesBandB-Prescott, AZminimum of one room for one night and totally free. Innkeepers will give their free rooms away on Tuesday November 10, 2015 or Wednesday the 11th (Veteran’s Day). Some innkeepers may offer more free nights – this will be noted in their descriptions.

All veterans and active military interested in participating in B&Bs for Vets must show proof of military service in order to qualify for free rooms. Additionally, all cancellation policies will be in effect at participating properties. Thus, vets and active military may be asked for a credit card to hold the reservation, and in the event of a no-show, the inn/B&B’s cancellation policy will apply.

Free oil change - Meineke
This Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE Basic Oil Change* at participating Meineke locations.

Free travel - Jefferson Lines (awaiting 2016 info)
Jefferson Lines is proud to announce that we will once again offer free travel to veterans in
honor of Veterans Day. In addition, we have expanded the travel window for outbound
departure to encompass the full week around Veterans Day, Sunday, November 8th through
Sunday, November 15th of 2015.

Free vacation - Westgate Resorts (awaiting 2016 info)
Westgate Resorts and CEO David Siegel are proud to announce the continuation - for the fifth year in a row - of honoring former and current U.S. military personnel by giving away free vacations. U.S. military veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and The War on Terror can receive a complimentary stay at a Westgate Resorts property, including resorts in Orlando and Las Vegas.

Beginning November 11 at 9 a.m. EST, the first 2,500 eligible service members who complete the online military appreciation form that will be posted on this page will receive a complimentary three-day, two-night vacation at an eligible Westgate Resorts property in Orlando, Florida; River Ranch, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; or, for the first time, Las Vegas. With the addition of this year's families, Westgate has honored our nation's heroes with more than 7,500 free vacations for military families. 

Free wedding gowns - Brides Across America
Brides Across America nationwide event dates November 2016.
*All brides must pre-register online

Free wills clinic
​The Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) and the Elderlaw Project (ELP)  at the City Bar Justice Center (the not-for-profit section of the New York City Bar Association) has recently initiated wills clinics for veterans. The program provides free estate planning assistance for eligible veterans. The next clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00p.m. in midtown Manhattan.


Free restaurant meals and more
It is recommended that you call ahead to see if your local restaurant is participating in these offers. Visit this page often! We are continually adding new restaurants as the promotions are being announced.

** denotes awaiting for 2016 info

Veterans and active duty military eat a free signature entree at Applebee's on November 11, 2015.

new release
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar is saluting America’s veterans with a free meal this meal this Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 all day at all locations. All veterans and troops will receive one complimentary item from a fixed menu including some of Arooga’s favorites such as their famous Crab Pretzel, Arooga’s Chopped Salad, Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad, Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, its Original Bacon Grind Burger, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Spicy Italian Wrap or Sub, Original Boli, and, of course, their world famous boneless wings (10) tossed in any one of their more than 30 sauce creations.

**Baker's Square
Show military ID or proof of military service and choose from 3 breakfast options for free on Veterans Day. Get a free slice of pie with your entree.

**Bar Louie Americana
From open to close November 10, 2015 and November 11, 2015 Bar Louie will offer veterans and military personnel a free appetizer or entree when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.

**BJ's Restaurant
Veterans receive a free entree under $12.95 on Veterans Day 2015. Must present military ID.

Bob Evans
news release
Bob Evans will honor veterans with a choice of select free menu items on November 11, 2016, at all Bob Evans restaurants. Along with serving a free meal on Veterans Day, Bob Evans is also offering a 10 percent discount to all veterans and active duty military from November 12 through December 31, 2016, for dine-in and carryout purchases.

Veterans and active duty military receive a free buffet on from 4pm to close on November 11, 2015.

**Brann's Steakhouse and Grille
If you're a veteran or active military, get a free 6 oz. steak with 2 side choices on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day at all locations!

**Buffalo Wild Wings
news release
On Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm veterans and active-duty military personnel visiting their local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will receive one (1) small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for free. Hours of availability and participation may vary. 

**Buffalo Wing Factory
10 free wings or bits for active or retired military on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 11am to 10pm. All locations. Dine in or carry out.

**Burntwood Tavern
All veterans and active military receive a free lunch or dinner on Veterans Day 2015.

**California Pizza Kitchen
news release
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, California Pizza Kitchen invites veterans and active military to enjoy a complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu at all participating restaurants nationwide.

In honor of Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11th, Cattlemens Steakhouse is inviting all active, inactive, and retired military personal to enjoy a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner.

CentraArchy restaurants (California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse '47, The Tavern at Phipps, California Roadhouse)
CentraArchy is showing its gratitude this Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, by honoring veterans and active duty military service members with a FREE entrée and 25% off to their accompanied family.

**Cheeseburger in Paradise
Veterans and military personnel are honored with a free Veterans Burger with fries on November 11, 2015. Must purchase beverage. Dine in only.

**Chicken Salad Chick
news release
Chicken Salad Chick is saluting US service men and women this Veteran’s Day by offering a free Original Chick at all 43 locations. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, veterans will receive one sandwich or scoop of their choice of chicken salad, one side, a pickle spear and a cookie.

Veterans and active duty military receive a choice of any lunch combo, or a choice of a dinner meal from a select menu on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015 at participating locations.

**Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon
Claim Jumper is honoring veterans on Monday, November 9, 2015 with a complimentary meal from their Veterans Day menu.

**Coffee Beanery
news release
Coffee Beanery is offering veterans and active duty military a free tall coffee this Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th at participating locations. 

Country Cookin
Country Cookin honors active, reserve, and retired military personnel on Troop Appreciation Tuesday (usually the Tuesday nearest Veteran's Day) by providing them with free meals. 

**Cracker Barrel
news release
This Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will show its appreciation for the U.S. military by offering veterans a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert.

This Veterans Day, Denny's is honoring America's heroes by inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.

**El Fenix Mexican Restaurant
news release
This Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, El Fenix is inviting all active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military to choose from six different meals – each compliments of the originator of Tex-Mex cuisine.

El Torito
news release
All active and retired military personnel select one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu featuring a 2-item combo on Friday, November 11, 2016.

**Famous Dave's
On Veterans Day 2015, Famous Dave's is offering former and current military personnel a free Two Meat Salute served with a cornbread muffin and your choice  of one side.

**Fatz Cafe
Veterans and active military get a complimentary World Famous Calabash Chicken Meal on November 11, 2015.

54th Street Grill & Bar and 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse
54th Street Grill & Bar and 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse will be offering a free entrée for veterans and active duty military on Friday, November 11, 2016.

**Figaro's Pizza
news release
On Veterans Day, November 11th, any current or former member of the U.S. armed forces will be provided a complimentary medium 1-topping pizza at participating Figaro's Pizza restaurants, upon request.

**Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is honoring active military and veterans by treating them to a free lunch or dinner entrée on Wednesday, November 11.

**Fired Pie
Fired Pie is saying thank you to those who are currently serving or have served our country. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, all active or retired military will receive a free entrée (pie or salad

news release
Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

**Fuddruckers Deluxe Bar & Grill (Newport News, VA)
Fuddruckers is honoring all veterans with a free Veterans Burger with fries on Veterans Day 2015. Must purchase beverage.

Golden Corral
Free dinner buffet for veterans and military personnel on November 14, 2016 from 5-9 pm.

**Gordon Biersch
Veterans and active military personnel receive a free appetizer on Veterans Day.

**Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Green Mill honors our military on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 with a free menu item for lunch or dinner. Offer includes any single item from our menu. Pizza restricted to a small one-topping Deep Dish. Offer is available for dine-in only and only at participating locations.

**Green Turtle Sports Bar and Grille
Veterans and active military enjoy a free meal from a select menu on November 11, 2015.

press release
This Veterans Day, Hooters invites all active-duty and retired military nationwide to enjoy a free meal as a “thank you” for their service. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, all veterans and active-duty military personnel can enjoy an entrée on the house.

**Hoss's Family Steak and Sea Company
Veterans eat free on Wednesday, November 11 from 11am - 9pm. Choose from a select menu. Includes soup, salad and dessert bar and beverage. 

**Humble Pie
US veterans and active duty military receive a free pizza on Veterans Day.

**Hurricane Grill and Wings
Free meal for veterans and active duty from a select menu on Veterans Day at participating locations.

Many Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a free breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members as a way of thanking veterans and military members for their service. Hy-Vee typically serves more than 80,000 veterans and their guests each year at their in-store dining facilities or restaurants. Many stores offer planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities to complement the breakfast event.

news release
On Veteran’s Day, November 11, participating IHOP restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7am to 7pm.

IKEA is offering active reserve or retired service members a free entrée. Entrée includes a sandwich, hot dish or entrée salad. Valid November 8-11, 2015.

**Johnny Carino's (Greenwood, IN)
Retired, active duty, National Guard and Reserve veterans eat free from a special menu w/ over 19 entrees to choose on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 11am - 11pm.

**Johnny Carino's
news release
Johnny Carino’s is offering active, inactive and retired military personnel a free meal with their choice of unlimited soup or salad from their Veterans Day Menu. This offer is available at every location in Kentucky and Indiana  this Veterans Day, November 11th.

**Krispy Kreme
A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personal (no ID required) on November 11, 2015 at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme stores only and is subject to product availability.

news release
From 6 AM to 11 AM, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, all active and retired military can receive a free chicken or free sausage biscuit. Additionally, from 11 am to close, everyone can take advantage of $.50 Pups and Corn Pups. 

**LaMar's Donuts
LaMar's Donuts is offering veterans and active duty military a free donut and 12 oz. coffee on Veterans Day 2015.

**Little Caesar's Pizza
news release
Little Caesars® Pizza is offering veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day from 11am to 2pm.

news release
On Veterans Day, November 11, Logan's is offering military and ex-military guests will also receive a free dessert.

**Max & Erma's
On Tuesday, November 11, 2015, veterans eat a free 3-course combo (Best Cheeseburger in America) at participating Max & Erma’s locations.

McCormick & Schmicks
news release
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will thank U.S. military veterans and Gold Star family members by offering them a complimentary lunch or dinner on Sunday, November 6 at all 56 locations.

Menchie's is offering veterans a free 6 oz. of froyo all day on November 11, 2015.

**Mission BBQ
Mission BBQ  is offering veterans and active duty military a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.

**Montaluce Winery and Restaurant (Dahlonega, GA)
Join us this November 11th from 11am-9pm as we raise a glass in admiration and appreciation for the true heroes of this great nation, our veterans. All active and retired military service members and veterans will be treated to a complementary glass of our 2013 Vidal Blanc or 2013 Merlot as our way of saying, 'Thank You' for the time and sacrifices they've made for our freedom.

news release
Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from our 9.99er menu on Monday, November 9, 2015 at participating locations. In addition to free meals, veterans will continue to enjoy Free Pie Wednesday on November 11

**Olive Garden
On Veterans Day, November 11th, Olive Garden is offering veterans and active duty military a free entrée from a select menu.

**On The Border
news release
Veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal from the Create Your Own Combo menu on November 11, 2015.

**Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
news release
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer all veterans and active duty military personnel one free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veterans Day.

**Outback Steakhouse
Military enjoy a free Bloomin' Onion® and beverage at your local Outback Steakhouse on Wednesday, November 11

**Ovation Brands (Ryan's HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet)
news release
In honor of Veterans Day, Ovation Brands® portfolio of restaurants will be offering a free lunch to servicemen and women on November 11, 2015 from 11AM-2PM at participating locations. All current and former military personnel can receive a free lunch. Beverage not included.

**Panera Bread (Broward County, Palm Beach County)
news release
During the month of November, any current or past member of the military will receive unlimited free coffee at all Broward County and Palm Beach County Panera Bread bakery-café locations (excluding Hallandale Beach). On Veterans Day, November 11th, Panera Bread will offer a free You Pick 2 for all current and past military as well. 

**Paradise Hills Resort and Spa (Blairsville, GA)
We honor all the men & women that have served for us, for the Soldiers who are still sacrificing so much for our freedoms and the families who support those men & women! Free wine tastings for all law enforcement, firefighters, military and their guests. Retired and Active. 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Veterans and active duty military receive a free 3 tenders or sandwich on Veterans Day.​

**Pizza Schmizza
news release
​On Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th, between 1 and 4 p.m., any current or former member of the U.S. armed forces will be provided a complimentary slice of pizza, upon request at participating locations.

**Ponderosa Steakhouse
Veterans and active duty military are offered a free buffet on November 11, 2015 from 4pm to close.

**Primanti Bros.
On Veterans Day, November 11, veterans and active duty military get a FREE Primanti Bros. Sandwich; 4PM to close, at participating locations.

**Red Hot and Blue
Veterans and military personnel receive a free meal with the purchase of two drinks and a second entree of equal or greater value on Veterans Day 2015 at participating locations. The buy-one-get-one-free meal offer is available for three days: November 9, 10 and 11, 2015. Coupon required.

**Red Lobster
news release
From Nov. 9 – Nov. 12, 2015, active duty and veterans receive a free appetizer or dessert.

**Red Robin
news release
Red Robin is giving back to veterans and active duty military personnel again this Veterans Day. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Gourmet Burger Authority invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries®* at Red Robin restaurants nationwide.

Rib Crib
On Veterans Day all veterans and active-duty military eat free at participating locations.

**Rock & Brews
news release
On Veterans Day, November 11, Rock & Brews is offering veterans, active military personnel and first responders a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side choice of natural fries, house potato salad, pasta salad or coleslaw throughout the day at all of its restaurants in the United States.

**Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday is offering veterans, active duty and reserve service members a free appetizer on Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, Salty’s is giving away a slice of Salty’s famous White Chocolate Mousse Cake and a $20 gift certificate for a return visit, when veterans show their service card.

**2nd Street Treats
On Tuesday, November 11, free frozen yogurt for our veterans.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Sheetz invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations.

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Shoneys is offering all veterans and active duty military a free All-American Burger on November 11, 2015.

Sizzler is offering active duty and retired members of the military a free lunch on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. Until 4 p.m., guests with proof of military service may choose a free entrée of either a six-ounce Tri Tip Steak, a single Malibu Chicken or a half dozen Fried Shrimp. Coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink is included. (At participating locations)

**Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill
Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill is offering veterans and active military a free entree on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11.

**Snuffers Restaurant and Bar
news release
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, all active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military will receive a complimentary cheeseburger at any of Snuffer’s eight locations.

Starubucks is offering service members, veterans, and military spouses a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

**Sticky Fingers
Sticky Fingers is proud to offer veterans this Veteran's Day, November 11, a free meal up to $12.99 with proper military identification. We are also giving veterans a $10 OFF coupon for their return visit!

**Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans and active duty service members a free lunch on
Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Choose one of ten entrees and a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee.

TGI Fridays is offering veterans and active duty military a free lunch at participating locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

**Tijuana Flats
Veterans and active duty military get a free entrée at Tijuana Flats on November 11, 2015.

**Tony Romas
Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary half rack of Baby Back ribs (one per person) on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at participating locations.

**Twin Peaks
On November 11, 2015 – All military men and women (past and present), enjoy a FREE menu item from our annual Veterans Day appreciation menu.

**Uno Pizzeria and Grill
Uno Pizzeria and Grill is offering veterans and active military a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on November 11, 2015.

**Village Inn
Village Inn is offering a complimentary breakfast for all for active duty and veterans on Veterans Day. (At participating locations)

**White Castle
news release
All past and current members of the U.S. military will receive a free Breakfast Slider, Waffle Slider or Toast Sandwich and small beverage on November 11 at participating White Castle restaurants.

press release
Wienerschnitzel is showing appreciation to members of the military this Veterans Day, November 11, with a free Chili Dog and a small Pepsi.

**World of Beer
news release
World of Beer honors America’s heroes one beer at a time this Veterans Day.On Wednesday, November 11, World of Beer taverns nationwide invite all veterans and current servicemen and servicewomen to enjoy a free select draught beer by presenting a military ID, VA Card, or proof of service at World of Beer locations across the country, where legal.

YMCA - Veterans Day Breakfast (Witham Family branch) (Lebanon,IN)
Veterans and guests, join us for a free  breakfast and ceremony in honor of those who have served on Friday, November 11 from from 7:45am-9:00am. For questions or to RSVP call 765-482-9622.

YMCA - Veterans Day Breakfast (Westerly-Pawcatuk branch) (Westerly, RI)
The YMCA would like to invite all veterans, service members and family to to our continental breakfast to honor their service and sacrifice.No registration necessary. Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30am-11:30am. Contact Kristen Carlson for more information 401-596-2894 or


Discounts and other promotions for Veterans Day 2016!

Choose Branson Deals
Veterans Package -- Retail value of this package is $275.00 but you can enjoy this package for only $99.00!

Branson honors all veterans and their families! Branson is a unique and special place because we honor veterans all year long but we want to take this opportunity to show just how much we appreciate them and thank them for their service and sacrifice.
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Up to 4 passes to the Veteran’s Museum OR the Titanic Museum
  • $50.00 refund
To take advantage of this great offer you must travel by November 20, 2016.

Tractor Supply Co.
This Veterans Day, customers with a valid military ID or proof of service will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase at Tractor Supply.


Veterans Day initiatives

America's Parade (New York, NY)
America's Parade is our country's largest celebration of service. Produced by the United War Veterans Council, it carries on the traditions of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, offering the public the opportunity to show their support for those who serve on our nation's most visible stage

HEAL Foundation (Catlett, VA)
We have room for 20 veterans to join in our "Fall-In Friday" Veteran's Day event. It will be held from 10 am - 1 pm on Veterans Day and will include an introduction to Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy and EAL sessions with the horses. We are offering this as a thank you to our local veterans, to share our resource in the local community and educate veterans about the benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. There is no fee associated with attending the event but we do ask that participants commit to attending when they RSVP as there is limited space.

RSVP to Lisa@HEAL.Foundation to receive registration forms and additional information.

Veterans Day Film Screening - Eleven
November 11, 2016, 2:00 pm at Florence Gould Theater
After discovering his late grandfather's WWII Navy journal, film director George Retelas set out to capture the stories of the remaining air men that served with his grandfather. Eleven (2016, 120 min.) is a documentary film comprised of interviews by eleven WWII veterans from Carrier Air Group 11 told entirely in their own words, as the veterans recount their Naval Aviation tours off Guadalcanal Island and aboard the USS Hornet in the Pacific Theater. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the film's director.

This program is free after museum general admission. The Legion of Honor offers free general admission on Veterans Day to all veterans and active military personnel with military ID.

Veterans Day National Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day Run
Our mission is to say "Thank you" to the men and women who have served or are currently serving to defend our country. These men and women often make great sacrifices to secure our freedom and Veterans Day is one day designated each year where we get to pause and say "Thanks".

Please join us in this mission and make the National Veterans Day Run a part of your Veterans Day weekend activities. Register for the 2016 Veterans Day Run today!

Veterans Day WOD (Workout of the Day) with Veterans
WOD for Warriors is held yearly on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour to celebrate the service of all U.S. military Veterans in a meaningful way within their own communities.
Veterans Day promotions, freebies and more - 2016
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